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Re: i24: Requiring Allow in 405 responses

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2008 11:28:00 -0500
Message-ID: <e9dffd640803030828q1dfc3747xa0c9987e0ed2a04c@mail.gmail.com>
To: "John Kemp" <john@jkemp.net>
Cc: "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "HTTP Working Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

On Mon, Mar 3, 2008 at 11:19 AM, John Kemp <john@jkemp.net> wrote:
>  > I would say that "*the* set of methods" is clear enough; it doesn't
>  > allow a subset.
>
>  You're right - so we could change the "the" to an "a" and be done?
>
>  "The Allow entity-header field lists a set of methods supported by the
>
> resource identified by the Request-URI."

Do we have to bother?  Even with "the", there's nothing preventing a
server from changing the methods it supports from one minute to the
next, and therefore no guarantee that "*the* set" is actually *the*
set at any given point in time.

Mark.
Received on Monday, 3 March 2008 16:28:31 GMT

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